Tu qui gregem tuum ducis, You who lead your flock,
Opera fac veri ducis, do the deeds of a true leader,
Nam ducere et non duci, for to lead and not to be led,
Hoc competit vero duci. this constitutes a true leader.
Dux prudentium consilio Let the leader, counseled by judicious men,
Ducat nec sit in octio lead, and not be passive.
Debetque dux anteire, For a leader should go before,
Ductus autem obedire. and those led should obey.
Sed si ductor nescit iter But if the leader does not know the way,
Ambo pereunt leviter. they both easily perish,
Nam ambulat absque luce for he who is led by a blind leader
Qui ducitur ceco duce. walks deprived of light.